Friday, February 12, 2010

Boppin' in Blue Jeans

Outfit details: scarf - fabric remnant; sailor-esque top - Deborah K; repro utility jeans - Freddies of Pinewood; shoes - KMart.

Yesterday my Freddies of Pinewood utility jeans arrived. I am in love! I haven't worn jeans for quite some time now but these are just a dream. I never want to take them off again and, for a gal who isn't so big on jeans, that's saying something. Not only do they fit me perfectly and look fabulous, they are incredibly comfortable, too - I wore them to my Lindy Hop class last night and then out to the Garden of Unearthly Delights after and they were great. I was very excited to get my jeans as I have thought they were wonderful for ages (especially seeing as so many of my favourite bloggers own pairs) but was always a bit reluctant to invest what is, for me, a fair amount of money for something I had never seen. Luckily, a lovely lady I met at Camp Oz had a pair on and I chatted to her about them - she swears by them, by the way - and it was the final push I needed. I can definitely recommend them to anyone who has been thinking about getting some.

Here's a great little song from Gene Vincent that I can't help but think of when I'm wearing these:

I have also just noticed that I don't look particularly happy in the photo (then again, I suppose I often look quite sullen - I'm not, I'm just concentrating!) but my camera had about 10 seconds of life left at this point so I had to be very very quick at taking a photo.

Andi B. Goode

P.S. I would also like to leave some links to articles about Melflex, the plastic with which Melissa shoes are made, in response to some comments on my previous post:

Famous Footwear Evolution: Cool Shoes Made of 100% Recyclable "Plastic"
About page on one of the Melissa websites - flip to page 38-39, which talks about how there is very little waste created from the process

And I will leave you with this paragraph, which I copied from here:

Melissa makes eco-friendly shoes that are 100% recyclable. The production process is fair and sustainable and the "plastic" shoes are made via injection molds, of a special material, melflex, a mono-material which can be disassembled and recycled. The factory has almost (99%) zero-waste, recycling its factory water and waste, and the employees are well-paid. The company supports many social and environmental programmes in Brazil.

I just want to thank everyone for the comments on my previous entry - they were very interesting to read. Hopefully, I will have time to respond, if not I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading them all.


  1. those jeans are great!! A lot of bloggers have been getting them!! Super cute! I love the overalls too!

  2. Fantastic jeans, you look great! I love the whole outfit. (Listened to GV on tram yesterday)

  3. So cute on you!! I ordered a pair too but haven't gotten around to taking many pictures yet (though I've been wearing them tons).

  4. They look great on you! Congrats to the new aquisition =) I've often found that clothes I'm comfortable in actully looks better (within reason).
    Lol! I' always taking 100 pics to get ust one where I on't make a funny face 'cause I'm running from the camera and trying to pose before the timer sets off =) It would be so practical to have someone else take photos...

  5. I got the same jeans in grey! I also got the dungarees in black, but they barely fit me :( Once on, they're comfortable and great, but getting the tiny waistband over my hips is the issue. *sighs*

    Yours look great! I think they're a good investment!

  6. Great outfit have a nice bop !

  7. Cute! I looove my Freddies Jeans too!
    They are pretty warn out, I think its time to order a new pair!


  8. I love my Freddies dungarees and reeeaaally want some of the utility jeans, they look perfect on you! xx

  9. those jeans are fantastic and very inspiring! thank you for sharing!

  10. Yay, it's about time you got some Freddies! They look perfect on you! I don't know what I did before them!x

  11. Looking cute! I recently discovered Freddies too! They are great as it's almost impossible to find high waist vintage style on the High street, everyone seems to be obsessed with the oh so unflattering low waist styles!

  12. Oh they are soo great, I've been trying to source some here in Nz.

  13. Oh these are beautiful! I have horribly large thighs that make it impossible to find jeans that fit in the leg AND the waist! I've been trying to draft my own pattern because I wanted a vintage 40's pair with the button sides, but it hasn't been working too well... But yours are so perfect! I shall have to think about getting a pair!

  14. Hi! Dropping by from Graham's blog. When Graham endorses someone, I believe him for he knows what he's talking about. And he's never wrong. Glad I found you. You are one stylish lady. And really cute too.

    Love the ensemble. xoxo


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